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Old 11-23-2021, 05:08 PM   #797 (permalink)
rickjames8
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
What chassis and engine are you considering to use?
I want to use an 06-13 Lexus IS. They share a wheelbase with the 67 Firebird (within 1/2 inch). I found 5 modern cars that have that wheelbase, went out to junkyards and auction houses and took a whole bunch of measurements and the IS is the model that would require the least amount of modifications, plus I love Toyotas. I originally thought I had to have the power of an IS350, but truth be told, I'm just not a power junkie. I drove an IS250 the other day and I found it to be fast enough for my liking. And really, my goal is a reliable fun daily driver with classic looks. So I scan the auctions for either the 250 or 350 and I'll take whatever I win first. The IS250 RWD gets about 24 mpg, and 10% better mpg is not an insignificant difference.
https://fueleconomy.gov/feg/bymodel/2008_Lexus_IS.shtml

I paid a neighborhood high school kid to come over and help with the tear down last weekend. I have the front subframe (supposedly) sold, but the buyer is being flaky, and I'd like it gone to move on to the next stage.
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